Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 2, Supplement 1, pp 233–236

Development of twelve novel microsatellite loci in the European lobster (Homarus gammarus)

Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s12686-009-9151-3

Cite this article as:
André, C. & Knutsen, H. Conservation Genet Resour (2010) 2(Suppl 1): 233. doi:10.1007/s12686-009-9151-3


We developed twelve novel microsatellite loci primers in the European lobster (Homarus gammarus). All markers were obtained from partial genomic DNA libraries enriched for tetranucleotide repeats and characterized in 48 unrelated individuals from one putative population. The number of alleles ranged from 5 to 13, with an average of 8.3 per locus, and the observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.35 to 0.83 (average 0.69). These microsatellite loci can be used as markers in the assessment of connectivity and genetic structure of exploited lobster populations.


Homarus gammarusMicrosatellite primersPolymorphismPopulation structure

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marine Ecology-TjärnöUniversity of GothenburgStrömstadSweden
  2. 2.Flødevigen Marine Research StationInstitute of Marine ResearchHisNorway